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Cancer pain

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Abstract

Cancer-associated pain has significant implications in terms of quality of life and is a common reason pet owners elect for euthanasia. This chapter covers recognition, prediction, assessment, treatment and monitoring of cancer-associated pain. Transitional cell carcinoma; Soft tissue sarcoma with spinal cord involvement; Appendicular osteosarcoma; Cutaneous epitheliotrophic lymphoma.

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7.18 Tumours associated with ulceration, necrosis or inflammation are likely to be painful. Tissue necrosis secondary to dermal lymphatic invasion of an inflammatory mammary carcinoma in a Hungarian Visla. An ulcerated oral tumour in a crossbreed dog.
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7.19 Advanced imaging studies may be required to assess the full extent of tumour invasion. Post-contrast computed tomographic images of a prostatic adenocarcinoma in a Jack Russell Terrier. Ultrasound image of a transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder trigone and urethra in a German Shepherd Dog.
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7.20 Acute radiation therapy side effect (mucositis) in the oral cavity of a Dalmatian following treatment for a soft tissue tumour.
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7.21 Full-thickness cutaneous necrosis at the site of extravasation of a chemotherapy drug in a Greyhound.
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7.23 Splenic mass in a Labrador Retriever associated with an acute haemoabdomen.
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7.24 Pathological fracture in the femoral neck of a Leonberger at the site of a primary bone tumour (osteosarcoma).
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7.26 Papular, pustular and nodular skin lesions associated with epitheliotrophic lymphoma in a terrier dog.

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